LEBANON, Missouri- Lebanon police were dispatched to the Eagle Stop at 2500 block of Granite in Lebanon about 1:30 PM p.m. Sunday for an Illinois man that apparently attempted to immolate himself. Police believe it was a suicide attempt but Homeland Security has been called.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper and bystanders extinguished the
fire after the man set himself ablaze with gasoline.

The man survived and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of burns.

A press release said the suicide attempt appears to be an isolated event and is under investigation.

The police said the 21 year-old man believes he was “sent here by God.”